FEATURED IMAGE: Visions of Spring FAA ~ 04/29/2013
Anthurium (Anthurium andreaenum)
Known as the "heart of Hawaii" the various cultivars of the anthurium family are of the longest lasting tropical flowers in arrangements, and can last up to 2 1/2 weeks. The original anthurium was brought to Hawaii by an English missionary, Samuel Damon, in 1889 from Colombia.
Red Anthurium Red waxy leaf flower
Native to Columbia and Ecuador, flamingo lily or painter�s palette is an epiphytic evergreen tropical perennial of the Arum family that is most noted for its attractive waxy, palette-shaped, bright red spathes and contrasting dark green foliage. It typically grows to 16� tall. Drooping, heart-shaped, dark green leaves (to 8� long) arise in a clump on long stems from the plant crown and are attractive year around. Each axillary flower (typical arum family) features a creamy yellow spadix enclosed by a large, flat, waxy red spathe (to 6�). Flowers are long-lasting. Flo...